WarnerMedia Africa, a major channel provider of wholesome family entertainment and blockbuster movies tailor-made for African fans, is expanding its entertainment offering by introducing Cartoon Network and TNT on MultiChoice’s digital terrestrial television (DTT) platform, GOtv.
From November 12, 2019, GOtv subscribers across Anglophone Africa can look forward to a line-up of quirky and iconic kids’ entertainment, as well as Hollywood blockbusters for the entire family. Cartoon Network and TNT already have a proven record in South Africa, ranking third and fourth respectively, as the most-watched pay-TV channels in South Africa in September 2019.
Cartoon Network, known for titles such as Ben 10, Craig of the Creek, Teen Titans Go! and The Amazing World of Gumball, will add unexpected and imaginative viewing experiences to GOtv. In addition, along with new episodes of top-performing shows, Cartoon Network will launch an exclusive original production, Victor and Valentino, to celebrate the holiday season making GOtv the kids’ gateway to non-stop fun, laughter and adventure.
For American blockbusters, action, thrills and more, TNT will light up GOtv with extraordinary stunts featuring iconic heroes in November and December. After all the action in the Martial Arts Marathon, viewers can celebrate the holidays with timeless films such as Tim Burton’s Beetlejuice, Spy Kids and Jumanji.
Following TNT’s fresh rebrand a year ago, the unique positioning, highlighting TNT’s heightened response to the needs of African audiences, has worked wonders for the channel. With more than 8,27 million South African viewers tuning in to TNT in September 2019, the channel is progressing with a growth of 193 % year on year.
“We are thrilled to bring Cartoon Network and TNT to a wider African audience and to extend our partnership with MultiChoice through GOtv. The quality of our channels combined with MultiChoice’s excellence in marketing will contribute to bring our premium quality American features and innovative kids’ content to an even wider audience on the African continent,” says Guillaume Coffin, VP Commercial and Head of Business Development, France & Africa. “We are convinced that our existing fans will be as excited about this new entertainment experience as we are and look forward to welcoming our new GOtv fans to join in on the fun – just in time for the festive season!”
“As the home of African television, it’s always a win for us to be able to deliver on making great entertainment accessible to more customers with top family entertainment, and this new partnership with WarnerMedia is an example of that,” says Yolisa Phahle, CEO of General Entertainment, MultiChoice Group. “We look forward to continuing to deliver more choice and value to our customers as Africa’s most loved storyteller.”
Cartoon Network Africa, a brand of WarnerMedia, is the fun and irreverent multi-platform entertainment brand that offers kids, 7-12 years old, unexpected and imaginative experiences with high quality, multi-layered comedy and adventure shows. Cartoon Network is Africa’s favourite kids’ channel and leads the pay-TV market in South Africa. Reaching 12 million viewers every month, the channel has been voted ‘Coolest Kids TV Channel’ by South African youth. In addition to Emmy-winning original programming such as The Power Puff Girls and Ben 10, and fresh new Cartoon Network originals like Craig of the Creek, Apple & Onion and Summer Camp Island, Cartoon Network embraces local productions such as Pop Up Party and Mike and Rob. With Cartoon Network, you can expect the unexpected and laugh out loud!
Tailormade for African fans, TNT offers the best of contemporary and Hollywood blockbusters, with programming built on an action-driven, pulse-raising slate, mixed with romantic gems and hilarious comedy. TNT is available in 49 English-speaking African countries, through DStv, channel 137. The channel reaches 6.7 million South African households every month and offers programming that is relevant and interesting to African fans, with channel premieres of films such as Robin Hood, Jurassic Park and Pitch Perfect. TNT is a brand owned by WarnerMedia.
WarnerMedia is a media and entertainment company that creates and distributes premium and popular content from a diverse array of talented storytellers and journalists to global audiences through its consumer brands including: HBO, Warner Bros, TNT, TBS, CNN, DC Entertainment, New Line, Cartoon Network, Adult Swim, Turner Classic Movies and others.
GOtv provides a great selection of local channels made in Africa for Africa.